Dr. Soest, what is Trützschler’s
latest I4.0 innovation?
Dr. Soest: We have developed intelligent, self-optimizing
machines and connect them through digital monitoring systems.
The latest examples are cloud-based monitoring solutions which
enable customers to literally steer and optimize their spinning
mill anytime from anywhere in the world. This combination of
complete, intelligent machinery solutions and digital support
systems means a big step in automation and ensuring high
Dr. Christof Soest, CTO, Trützschler.
What is the exact benefit for a
Dr. Soest: Customer benefits range from improved productivity
and quality to fewer downtimes, machine failures and reduced
scrap. One of our monitoring systems, for example, warns
operators about potential issues or optimization needs. It also
specifies where exactly they occur and advises what needs to be
done. There is no need for time-consuming searches for the
source of the issue. This saves a lot of time and money. By
connecting all machines in a unified data set, we eliminate the
information silos that made it difficult to steer production in